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iGEM: Catalyzing Entrepreneurs and Startups in Synthetic Biology

The “e” in iGEM stands for “engineered”. Everyone knows that. But there’s another e-word iGEM headquarters wants teams to consider: entrepreneurship. It may seem odd considering iGEM decided to retire the Entrepreneurship track after the 2014 Jamboree, but it makes [...]

By | August 19th, 2015|Education, Industry Support, News|

iGEM and IDT Announce Free DNA

Imagine what more than 250 iGEM teams can do with 5Mb of DNA! IDT is partnering with iGEM to make synthetic biology more accessible by offering 20kb of custom DNA free of charge to each team competing in the iGEM [...]

By | April 17th, 2015|DNA Synthesis, Education, Industry Providers, Industry Support, News|

Lean LaunchPad – the Scientific Method for Entrepreneurship

After Steve Blank’s fantastic keynote at SynBioBeta London 2014, Lean Launchpad is now back at Imperial College. The three top startup teams will be sharing their customer discovery journeys--from conception to where they are now. Over the last 12 weeks, [...]

By | April 15th, 2015|Education, Industry Support, News|

CSH Synthetic Biology Course Offers Immersive Training

This year at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a group of professors from Arizona State University, UC Berkeley, Cornell University, Georgia Tech, Stanford University, and the University of Vermont are teaming up to offer the third summer course in Synthetic Biology. [...]

By | March 22nd, 2015|Education, Industry Support, News|

The Lean Launchpad for Seed-Stage SynBio Companies

Imagine trying to win the lottery by picking the same number the last person won with. This is not far from how some people have approached starting a company: by basing their business model on old case studies. The early [...]

By | January 31st, 2015|Education, Industry Support, News|

What the F@$! is Synthetic Biology?

The absence of an accepted definition of synthetic biology is often characterized as a major problem facing the field, specifically when discussing regulation. After all, if regulators could corral these seemingly abstract things labeled as synthetic biology into one tidy [...]

By | August 1st, 2014|Education, Industry Support, News|